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KCSMMHZ
Jan 11, 2013 6:00am PST
of education have spoken again and again about the loss of one of their students. the high school basketball player committed suicide last month. in a note, he said his coach had physically punished him repeatedly. the student said the violence escalated last september after he became team captain. he told his mother in december about a prolonged beating he said he suffered following a practice match. the next day, he killed himself. the mayor of osaka, who's also a lawyer, has condemned the board of education and the school. he is promising a thorough investigation. >> translator: beating someone 30 or 40 times is unpardonable. this is not short of a crime. if it really happened, this can be considered an assault case. >> reporter: japanese law bans physical punishment at schools but ministry of education statistics show it happens just the same. hundreds of teachers across the country have been reprimanded in the past decade for using corporal punishment. in the 2011-2012 school year, 108 of 404 cases happened at sports clubs. the basketball team at the high school in question has made a n
KCSMMHZ
Jan 7, 2013 6:00am PST
her approach to education. >> i've been in charge of communication for three years before the march 11th. and i was pretty sure that i'm doing better communication than ever to explain what the mechanics of the earthquake is. but i haven't said, your life is precious and our information, like tsunami warning, can be very uncertain. >> reporter: oki's interest of bringing seismology to the public began long before the 2011 disaster. the devastating images of the 1995 great earthquake changed the high schoolers life. >> when i saw the tv, like, you know, a girl same age as me, she kept on screaming. she's calling, mom, mom, in front of all the debris. that thing happens at the same time in the same country. that hit me and i decided to be a seismologist on that night. >> reporter: fast forward 16 years. the 2011 great east japan earthquake served as a turning point in oki's career. the magnitude 9 quake and tsunami were far beyond the imagination of many seismologists. they would duck and cover, evacuate and move to higher ground. but that wasn't enough. as an outreach communicator, oki
KCSMMHZ
Jan 4, 2013 6:00am PST
for supporting girls' rights to be he had kuwaited. s -- educated. she was transferred from pakistan to britain for treatment. >>> al jazeera set its sights on one of the world's biggest tv markets, the united states. the satellite television network acquired a cable channel founded by former u.s. vice president al gore. al gore and a partner launched the network in 2005. it's available to about 60 million households. the government of qatar owns al jazeera. executives hope to double the number of their employees in the u.s. to more than 300. this man runs the network. he believes al jazeera could make a positive contribution to news available in the u.s. they launched their english news channel in 2006. the network gained international attention for going behind the scenes during the iraq war. reporters asked tough questions about u.s. military operations and about the u.s.-led occupation. spokesperson say viewers in the u.s. make up almost 40% of all online viewing but the image has kept cable tv companies from carrying it and english language programs can only be viewed in select u.s. cities
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